Even a small percentage of improperly disposed needles represent a significant health and safety issue for all citizens.
We all want a healthy, clean and safe community, but with increased drug use and homelessness in Red Deer, unwanted behaviours and activities such as loitering and needle debris are also on the rise. We are doing what we can to support those experiencing addictions and or homelessness; however, more funding and support is needed if we want to minimize the ever-growing affect these activities have on our community.
Use and abandonment of shopping carts in Red Deer has increased.
The City of Red Deer and its partners continue to respond to complaints of loitering and plan for places and spaces where we can minimize the negative behaviours that sometimes result from people congregating in public spaces
Derelict properties are private properties that are deserted or neglected by the owner.